Book Review – My Family And Other Animals

My Family And Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

ABOUT THE BOOK

Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family – acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long suffering mother and Roger the dog – take off for the island of Corfu.

But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna – among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies.

Recounted with immense humour and charm, My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood.

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Book Review – The Umbrian Supper Club

The Umbrian Supper Club by Marlena De Blasi

ABOUT THE BOOK

Evocative and intimate, The Umbrian Supper Club recounts the life stories of a small group of Umbrian women who gather each week in an old stone house in the hills above Orvieto to cook, to eat and to drink. And, equally as important, to talk.

During their meals together, they recount the memories and experiences of their gastronomic lives as well as those of their more personal histories. For a period of four years, it was Marlena de Blasi’s task, her pleasure, to cook for the Supper Club. What she learnt, what they cooked and ate and drank and how they talked form the fundamental truths of this book.

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Reading Hour

Thursday, the 19th of September is Reading Hour – a once in a year event when we stop what we’re doing to disappear into the world of books. Library staff are excited to be sharing some of their reads with you. I’ll be reading the new Margaret Atwood book The testaments, Jody will be listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Katherine will be engrossed in A woman like her: the short life of Qandeel Baloch by Sanam Maher. Check out some recommendations for our junior audience by Antonia and Sandra below:                                                                                              Nisa

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Parra Pods HSC Hacks

Episode 20 of Parra Pods HSC Hacks.

HSC is coming up fast!

Students and parents check out these tips and tricks to not just survive, but actually flourish during the HSC season.

All this delivered by the ultimate HSC guru Mohan Dhall, Text book author, CEO of Tutoring Australia and Leader of Potentia Tutoring.

To check out some of the amazing resources City of Parramatta Libraries has for HSC Students, click HERE.

We also have some helpful programs planned in October to support our hardworking students PROGRAMS.

HAPPY LISTENING!

Katherine & Nisa

Out of the Box – August 2019

August is officially over and here at the Library we are already looking forward to our next deliveries; it is definitely a case of too many books not enough time for the month of August!

FICTION

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

Lies, Lies, Lies by Adele Parks

The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz

For the Killing of Kings by Howard Jones

Growing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar

Leading Men by Christopher Castellani

A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais

NON-FICTION

Walking Towards Thunder by Peter Fox

The Essential Oils Diet by Eric Zielinski

The Sydney Language by Jakelin Troy

Travel Goals: Inspiring Experiences to Transform Your Life – Lonely Planet

LARGE PRINT & TALKING BOOKS

Sound of Her Voice by Nathan Blackwell

55 by James Delargy

The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood

The Last Girls of the Bonegilla by Victoria Purman

Photos of You by Tammy Robinson

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion

Nicola’s Virtue by AnneMarie Brearkitty

Good Girl Bad Girl by Michael Robotham

The Ringmaster by Vanda Symon

Love Song by Sasha Wasley – Talking Book

The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth – Talking Book

The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick – Talking Book

One Perfect Family by Anna Jacobs – Talking Book

FOR KIDS

House of Fear by James Powell – Graphic Novel

Travel Adventure of PJ Mouse (series) by Gwyneth Jane Page

Emperor of the Universe by David Lubar

Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero by Clive Gifford

Pink is For Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating

Calling All Witches by Laurie Calkhoven

YOUNG ADULT

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafar

Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner

Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich

Black Wings Beating by Alex London

You Can Change the World: Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere by Margaret Rooke

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Bright Star by Erin Swan

We Are Ghosts by Vicky Skinner

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis